It's well known that Los Angeles is all about looking your best - toned bodies, slender limbs, perfect hair. So I found those palm trees very in keeping with the local aesthetics. Where else would you see such skinny, if not anorexic trees, reaching so tall?
I grew up around the beach-side palm trees of Uruguay and the densely planted palm trees of Iraq; the latter gave us the sweetest treats ever, dates. Uruguayan and Iraqi palm trees alike were sturdy as can be, yielding waves of generous shades, so these Angelino palm trees really seem exotic and funny.
I thought I'd also show you some of the wonderful flowers from the garden of the house where I'm staying. Aren't they bold, and colorful as summer?